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Description:This image depicts an intellectually-challenged man in his home, sitting in a recliner, as he was putting on his shoes. He was already wearing his right shoe, and was adjusting the strap laces on his left shoe. Living with an intellectual disability does not necessarily mean existing in a non-functional state. There are many degrees of intellectual impairment ranging from an inability to function without assistance, to the ability to function independently, without assistance.
Intellectual disability, also known as mental retardation, is a term used when there are limits to a person’s ability to learn at an expected level and function in daily life. Levels of intellectual disability vary greatly in children – from a very slight problem to a very severe problem. Children with intellectual disability might have a hard time letting others know their wants and needs, and taking care of themselves. Intellectual disability could cause a child to learn and develop more slowly than other children of the same age. It could take longer for a child with intellectual disability to learn to speak, walk, dress, or eat without help, and they could have trouble learning in school.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Amanda Mills
Creation Date:2011
Photo Credit:Amanda Mills
Links:CDC - National Center for Environmental Health, NCEH; Disability and Health; Intellectual Disability
CDC - National Center for Environmental Health, NCEH; Disability and Health: Types of Disabilities
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.

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